,

SC Public Service Commission Starts SCE&G Hearings

When South Carolina Public Service Commissioner Comer Randall called to order the PSC today, November 1, he started a process expected to play out over much of this month. The topic is about the financing of the canceled VC Summer nuclear…
, ,

Coops: Lines of Communication, Not Just Power Lines

There have been headlines about the leadership of electric cooperative boards in the Carolinas, including speculation about who may lead the largest cooperative in South Carolina. Hot topic. So when Energy Consumers of the Carolinas saw…
, ,

A Date with Dominion

A lot is happening now, as the clock winds down the year and some major decisions loom regarding the fate of our South Carolina utilities. By December 21, the PSC is set to render its decision on the rates for SCANA, a decision which will…
,

In the Dark: A Poll of South Carolina’s Pulse on Electricity Payments

Last week, South Carolina’s Club for Growth released a survey conducted by Cloud Research out of Dublin, Ohio entitled “Survey of South Carolina Electricity Ratepayers.” It could have been called “In the Dark.” With the state…
,

PSC Hearing: Listen and Learn

Monday night I attended the Public Service Commission hearing in North Charleston on the proposed SCANA merger with Dominion. After the V.C. Summer nuclear debacle, I appreciate the regulatory scrutiny of the investor-owned utility. I…
, ,

An Energizing Benchmark for Electric Vehicles

The U.S. will have its one-millionth electric vehicle (EV) purchased in this month.  The news of more EVs needs to be looked at in context of all vehicles out there, consumer choice and infrastructure. There were 272 million vehicles…
,

Electric Utilities Light up Economic Development

You selected your cell phone service and your access to cable TV provider, but yet you were told who to call for electricity, right? So, if electric utilities are not out trying to win your business, how do they go about building their business?…
, ,

A Balancing Act - Low Electric Rates Can Still Mean High Bills

Here’s an energy paradox: “Some states have low electricity prices but residents pay more to power their homes, and others have high prices and low consumer bills. But the occurrence of high prices paired with high bills is rare,”…
,

Why The South Carolina Public Utilities Review Committee Matters to Consumers

The Public Utilities Review Committee (PURC) in South Carolina has important duties, especially when there is so much energy industry change in the air. Information about this committee is here on the SC Legislative page. The page takes…
,

Dominion Energy Meet and Greet

I was looking forward to attending the Dominion Energy, Inc. (D.N.) “Meet And Greet” last week. However, due to Hurricane Florence, the planned event was cancelled and is now scheduled Oct 11th in North Charleston at Trident Technical…